Bar10der is a bartender’s multi-tool… perfect for picnics.
Got an advance four-pack of this yesterday, and have to say that it is delicious. More subtle than any cider we’ve tasted in the US market, Cidre is a European-style cider crafted from hand-picked apples taken from orchards in wine regions in North and South America. Stella Artois Cidre will be fermented in Baldwinsville, New York, and the 4.5% alcohol means that you can have a couple with mom and she won’t talk any more or any less than she already does.
Because actually making a mint julep gets old quickly. Here’s a nice southern twist on the recipe if you do have patience when you drink.
Sadat X and Will Tell’s online wine appreciation and review show. Also of note: Planet of the Grapes, their hip-hop wine-drinking album.
Nitrous-Powered, Pot-Infused Liquor. SCIENCE.
The spring evenings in San Francisco are drunk with gold. It pours down the avenues of the Sunset. It ignites each leaf of the acacias along Frederick Street. Gold collects in a rich haze over Ocean Beach. It makes a summer haystack out of Potrero Hill. It gilds the telephone lines on Downey Street, stretching a web of bright metal. Gold blows out the windows of the Painted Ladies. It lays down bright parallelograms under the eucalyptus on the Panhandle. It lights the massive glowing arteries of the 101. It alchemizes the skyscrapers on Market Street, creating a city of gold slabs. I love living in this city, I love the Pacific light, and I love the motto given by the city fathers in 1859: “Gold in Peace, Iron in War.”
Goldschläger tastes entirely quotidian, but the gold flecks approach the sublime.
—Arlo Crawford / @museumy
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“It’s Vice, you have no choice” —Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane get a Vice reporter wasted.
Time In A Bottle by Mickey Mantle with Jill Lieber
After 42 years of alcohol abuse, a legendary ballplayer describes his life of self-destructive behavior and hopes his recovery will finally make him a true role model
*as a not-so-classy side note: The “breakfast of champions” drink, “a big glass filled with a shot or more of brandy, some Kahlúa and cream” sounds delicious.
Sailor Jerry’s HOLD FAST series tours Adam Wallacavage’s house.
Charlie “The Pope of Foam” Bamforth, the head of Malting and Brewing Science at UC Davis, explains.